Regine Velasquez is now officially a Kapamilya.
Asia’s Songbird signed an exclusive contract with ABS-CBN today, October 17, 2018.
The former GMA-7 actress cried when she arrived at the ABS-CBN compound for the contract signing that was attended by executives of the Kapamilya Network.
A red carpet was rolled out for the event while employees cheered as she entered the building.
"I'm very happy, excited. Overwhelmed right now," Regine was quoted as saying based on a Twitter update of ABS-CBN Corporate Communications Department.
Regine's husband Ogie Alcasid was also seen at the red carpet waiting for Regine to arrive at the network.
Prior to her contract signing, Regine held an Instagram Live session with her followers.
She told her fans, "Thank you sa inyong lahat, sa lahat ng nagtatanggol, katawa. Thank you! This is another chapter in our lives. I'm very excited, I'm very nervous."
As she went down from her car, ABS-CBN executives ABS-CBN President and CEO Carlo Katigbak, Chief Content Officer Cory Vidanes, ABS-CBN TV Production Head Laurenti M. Dyogi, and business unit head Deo Endrinal welcomed her and gave her a hug.
Regine then shed tears upon entering the ABS-CBN Building.
Yeng Constantino, Maja Salvador, Angeline Quinto were among the celebrities who watched Regine's IG Live.
Regine’s contract signing officially confirms the month-long rumor that she will be a Kapamilya.
Last Saturday, October 12, Regine said her goodbyes to her six-year-old Kapuso daytime talk show Sarap Diva.
Following the episode, GMA’s Senior Vice President for Entertainment Lilybeth Rasonable issued a statement about Regine’s departure from the network.
The statement indicated that GMA understands Regine’s decision to join her husband Ogie in one network, who has been a Kapamilya since December 2016.
The 48-year-old singer-actress also joins her former SOP co-hosts and friends Jaya, Janno Gibbs, and Ogie.
Regine's first appearance as a contract star of the Kapamilya network will happen in the ASAP in Sydney show, which will be held on October 20.
Regine's contract signing with ABS-CBN comes 10 years after she almost transferred to the Kapamilya network.
It was in February 2008 when Regine first admitted that she was interested in leaving GMA-7 to do the remake of I Love Betty La Fea.
She even cried during her supposed farewell episode in SOP, without announcing that she would be leaving the show.
However, the plan did not push through and months after the controversial episode, she signed her first exclusive contract with the Kapuso network.